QuickTopic logo Create New TopicNew Topic My TopicsMy Topics News
Skip to Messages

TOPIC:

Job Injury Help and Information for U. S. Postal Service Employees

On The Job Injury Help and Information
Please visit our homepage Postal Employee Network
^     All messages            12711-12730 of 12730  12691-12710 >>
12730
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
08-28-2016
08:22 AM ET (US)
If SSDI paid you overlapping time with DR the first year SSD would reduce your OPM by 100% of the SSDI. S it is very possible they are not showing you the full calculations. If they are still wrong on this issue and for your other issue contact your congressmans office.
12729
GRACE-GRACEPerson was signed in when posted
08-27-2016
12:01 PM ET (US)
I retired in 2011 on DR but continued to receive workers' comp since my injury was on the job. In 07/2013 I elected OPM DR and received my first payment in 02/2014 at 40%. In 10/2014 I was excepted for SSD. 01/2015 I received a letter from OPM stating that I was overpaid in the sum of 14.000.00 dollars because they had paid me for the first year at 60% of my last three highest salaries but they did not and to add insult to injury they had the nerve to take 13 years of service time away from me stating that I worked 97% as a part time employee. I have been a career employee since 1994 with 40 plus hours and from 1987 until 1994 as a PTF with no less than 1700 hours in a year. I have been fighting them for over a year. They reduced the amount of the overpayment down to 12.000.00 dollars and said this the new amount that I owe them. I appealed the new amount in 02/2016 and still have not received a final decision from them. The retired postal employee's video is similar to mine situation. What can I do? any suggestions.
12728
Rick OwensPerson was signed in when posted
08-27-2016
07:53 AM ET (US)
Video: Retired postal employee says government mistake could cost him $89,000

http://postalemployeenetwork.com/news/2016...uld-cost-him-89000/

Rick Owens - PEN
12727
VWPerson was signed in when posted
08-26-2016
01:08 PM ET (US)
I have been out of the PO for a while now and I am truly baffled and disheartened at some of the posts I read on these forums. I see a lot of people stating that they are contacting the Union and the Union is either giving them bad information or just flat out refusing to file grievances for their members. Is it really that bad now with the different unions or is it just in certain areas? I was a union officer for a long time and have never seen such a lack of wanting to keep members rights protected or wanting to fight for a member because you as the steward or officer thinks it's a waste of time. Something people need to remember as well, at least it was this way when I was a union official, technically any member has the right to file a grievance at step 1 and you can do so without the union even being involved. The grievance does not become the "unions" grievance until it hits step 2.
12726
LT4567Person was signed in when posted
08-24-2016
08:29 PM ET (US)
Thank you neice, VW, and Snowed.
I will do as you all said. I know that my LWOP has been 049 for at least the last pay period, I'll have to go back and check the others. I also (FINALLY) received word that my PT & CT was approved today, so that can start tomorrow; it's been four months getting to this point. As for filing greivances - that's a whole other issue!
12725
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
08-24-2016
07:09 PM ET (US)
LT-
I agree with neice and VW. If they give you a hard time, file a grievance. Also your claim examiner should be able to verify the correct procedure.
12724
neicePerson was signed in when posted
08-24-2016
01:37 PM ET (US)
VW - Yes!! that is the truth and thanks
12723
VWPerson was signed in when posted
08-24-2016
01:24 PM ET (US)
LT-
On the days that you work 6.5 hours you would submit for 2 hours of AL and the other 4.5 hours would be OWCP LWOP. On the 5.5 day it would be 2 hours of AL and 3.5 hours of OWCP LWOP. If your doctor has stated you can work 2 hours a day than that is all you need to take AL for because OWCP is paying wage-loss compensation for the remaining hours of the day. If at anytime your doctor says you cannot work than you would receive wage-loss compensation for all hours. Neice is absolutely correct in telling you to make sure they code your LWOP properly. Believe me when I tell you that once you are injured at work you are nothing but gum on the bottom of their shoe and they will not care how they do things so it is up to you to make sure they do.
12722
neicePerson was signed in when posted
08-24-2016
01:23 PM ET (US)
LT - It all depends on what your doctor told owcp. If your doctor told owcp you can only work 2 hours per day, then any other missing time for the day needs to be paid to you by owcp. M-F: 4.5 hours/day should be 049 LWOP/OWCP and Sat: 3.5 hours/day should be 049 LWOP/OWCP.

You only have to take 2 hours/day of AL per day since that is all your doctor has allowed you to work for now and if owcp has accepted this letter from your doctor allowing you to work 2 hours/day then owcp needs to pay you for the rest of your missing hours per day.

If your doctor said you can work 2.5 hours/day, then just subtract the difference and that is what owcp has to pay you per day.
12721
LT4567Person was signed in when posted
08-24-2016
12:36 PM ET (US)
@neice - I have enough leave. Thank you - because OIC told me I have to take the whole day as LWOP, and not just the 2 hrs. I am a NTFT and work 6.5 hrs/day M-F & 5.5 Sat; 38hrs/wk. Currently I am getting 4hrs/day 049 and 2.5 052. I was told because my original leave slip was for 6.5/day that is what I had to take. Am I reading this to say I only have to take 2.5 AL (055) and keep 4.0 as 049?
Also - Mine is a long and sordid story with other issues. The kind that go along with 9 different OIC's in two years). In addition to the OWCP issues I have numerous pay issues and local union is almost non-responsive. Anywhere to turn for more help? My injury is a head injury, concussion, so I have a very hard time formulating thoughts...
Edited 08-24-2016 12:48 PM
12720
neicePerson was signed in when posted
08-24-2016
12:24 PM ET (US)
LT - You can always take your scheduled AL, but if you don't have enough Annual Leave, the scheduled time off for AL will be converted to LWOP.

Just be sure that the owcp leave you take every day is input into TACS as 049 LWOP/owcp. You will get paid by owcp for 6 hours per day and when you take you scheduled AL, you are only requesting 2 hours per day of AL [since that is all you are able to work] and if owcp has approved this working schedule and owcp knows that they are paying you the difference which is 6 hours/day.

Your supv should be putting in your 6 hours per day of lwop leave as LWOP/OWCP 049 time, not regular LWOP. When the supv inputs it correctly as 049 LWOP/OWCP time then your retirement computation does not get messed up. If the supv puts it in as regular LWOP, then your retirement computation does get messed up. Make sure it's done correctly!
12719
LT4567Person was signed in when posted
08-24-2016
12:13 PM ET (US)
Please help. Injury occurred 4/11/16. Condition approved 6/20/16. I have not received any $$ yet aside from COP. I was forced to return to work 2hrs/day to make enough to pay my health insurance, have been working those hrs. since 6/11/16. Prior approved AL was cancelled twice. Still no pay (except for the 2hrs/day $$). Re-scheduled AL again is now coming up next week. I had no idea I'd be out this long. I just got notified today the I am finally getting compensation due me, maybe a paper check next week because they 'can't find' my EFT paperwork. Can I still take the AL? Will they kick me off of WorkComp? I'm not 'vacationing'. Just going to visit some relatives to attend a family wedding. Someone told me yesterday that I can't take AL in the middle of LWOP. I could sure use a full week's paycheck.
Edited 08-24-2016 12:17 PM
12718
VWPerson was signed in when posted
08-22-2016
01:41 PM ET (US)
throwed/12717
A SA is paid based on a number of weeks. You can get paid your SA over those number of weeks or you can request it in a lump sum. If you take the lump sum OWCP still considers you being paid for those number of weeks. So if your SA was supposed to be paid out over 54 weeks and you take in a lump sum, you would still have to wait those 54 weeks to go back on wage-loss compensation. For DR you are paid 60% of your high 3 average for the first year. After your first year it will drop down to 40% of the high 3 average. If you get approved for SS they will deduct that from your DR as well.
12717
throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
08-22-2016
01:38 PM ET (US)
VW/12716 So when you state until SA runs out. Do you receive this in a lump payment or over a period of time. Also with DR, if you are denied SS, will your DR still be reduced after 1 year?
12716
VWPerson was signed in when posted
08-22-2016
01:29 PM ET (US)
throwed/12715
That is correct. You can switch to DR have SS denied and collect your SA. When the SA runs out you can switch back over to wage-loss compensation as long as your doctor says you are still disabled from working.
12715
throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
08-22-2016
01:10 PM ET (US)
VW/12710 Now that sounds like the smartest thing to do. So you can switch to DR, receive SA, be denied from SS then switch back to loss wage compensation. Correct?
12714
VWPerson was signed in when posted
08-21-2016
01:49 PM ET (US)
vanesa-
Same rule applies for FERS and CSRS.
12713
jjmvPerson was signed in when posted
08-20-2016
10:01 PM ET (US)
Can I be disable on FECA due to ca-1 traumatic injury and if my schedule award for a different body part exhausted can I apply for lost wage earning capacity
12712
jjmvPerson was signed in when posted
08-20-2016
09:44 PM ET (US)
When we apply for wage loss earning capacity is it considered disability under FECA
12711
vanesaPerson was signed in when posted
08-20-2016
06:17 PM ET (US)
VW. I have 39 years and my retirement is civil service. Does that make a difference?
Edited 08-20-2016 06:18 PM
^     All messages            12711-12730 of 12730  12691-12710 >>